Following feedback from its community, Bungie has unlocked the final Forge for all players.
Before Bungie released Niobe Labs, part of Destiny 2: Black Armory, it made clear beforehand that unlocking it would be required for accessing the final Forge. What many community members didn’t anticipate is that the activity would take several hours to complete – some streamers went as long as an entire day without solving the puzzle-ridden activity. In response to feedback, Bungie has decided to unlock the Bergusia Forge at 2 PM PST today.
“While coming together as a community to solve puzzles can be fun, setting this puzzle up as a gate between you and new content that you want to play has not been an ideal experience. As such, we will be decoupling the puzzle from the final offering of the Black Armory. All Annual Pass owners will be able to experience the Bergusia Forge when the puzzle is solved or when the deadline expires – whichever happens first,” the developer said in a recent update.
Niobe Labs will still remain open for those who wish to test their mettle against it. Annual Pass owners will receive a Ghost and Emblem as proof for completing it. “We love trying new things with Destiny, but we’re also flexible enough to pivot when you point out room for improvement.”
Though Bungie clearly attempted something different with the activity, the decision to make it required for unlocking core content may have been the wrong route to take. With The Last Word quest coming on January 29th and the Bergusia Forge currently open, it remains to be seen if the developer can recover some goodwill among its community. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.